Urban Connections - News & Events


Watch the Communities Connecting With the Lands video in YouTube

Communities Connecting With The Land
Communities draw their strength, even their identity, from the surrounding landscape. In many places, these lands are managed by the USDA ...

Watch the Smokey Bear and Woodsly Owl video

Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl
Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home, is a green-built, interactive traveling exhibit created by the Betty Brinn Children's Museum in Milwaukee.

Ranger speaking to group of children - view video

Junior Snow Ranger News Video
The video highlights children enjoying winter outdoors thanks to the use of the Junior Snow Ranger program.

Discover Nature
U.S. Forest Service and Ad Council Launch Multimedia Public Service Advertising Effort to Encourage African American Families to Discover Nature

  • Podcasts-NPR Milwaukee

    • Helping Urban Residents See the Forests for the Trees [Listen to the podcast]
      Most of the largest cities in this country are far removed from the wilderness.  But that doesn’t mean that places like national forests aren’t relevant to urban residents.

      A US Forest Service program is working to strengthen the bonds of city dwellers with the woods.  The Forest Service’s Region 9 – based in Milwaukee – operates the Urban Connections program in six cities.

      The programs’ managers were in Wisconsin recently – and four of them joined us in the studio – Terry Heyer from the Twin Cities, Jesse Scott from Boston, Lisa Perez from Detroit, and Jean Claassen of Milwaukee.

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